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Head of Information Technology

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Company: Voyager Therapeutics

Location: Cambridge

Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Voyager is looking for exceptional individuals who share ourpassion for developing life-changing gene therapies for severeneurological diseases. Current Openings Share this page Note toEmployment Agencies: Please do not forward agency resumes. VoyagerTherapeutics is not responsible for any fees related to resumesthat are unsolicited and out of executed contracts.

Voyager Therapeutics will only accept job applications fromcandidates who are properly documented with authorization to workin the United States.

Voyager Therapeutics is a clinical-stage gene therapy companyfocused on developing life-changing treatments for severeneurological diseases. Voyager is committed to advancing the fieldof AAV gene therapy through innovation and investment in vectorengineering and optimization, manufacturing and dosing and deliverytechniques. Voyager’s pipeline focuses on severe neurologicaldiseases in need of effective new therapies, including Parkinson’sdisease, a monogenic form of ALS called SOD1, Huntington’s disease,Friedreich’s ataxia, neurodegenerative diseases related todefective or excess aggregation of tau protein in the brainincluding Alzheimer’s disease and other tauopathies,neurodegenerative diseases related to defective or excessaggregation of alpha-synuclein protein in the brain includingParkinson’s disease and other synucleinopathies, and severe,chronic pain. Voyager has strategic collaborations with AbbVie andNeurocrine Biosciences. Founded by scientific and clinical leadersin the fields of AAV gene therapy, expressed RNA interference andneuroscience, Voyager Therapeutics is headquartered in Cambridge,Massachusetts.

Voyager is seeking a customer-centric, Information Technologyprofessional to lead the evolution of Voyager’s technologylandscape as the company progresses to becoming a commercialentity. Reporting to the CFO, this leader will work closely withbusiness partners, senior management, strategic partners, and otherstakeholders to align systems infrastructure, applications,bioinformatics and ongoing investments to optimally support Voyagerin achieving our strategic goals. Additionally, the Head ofInformation Technology, will lead Voyager’s cybersecurity effortsand serve as the Company’s Information Security Officer.

Responsibilities

Develop short-term and long-term IT strategy for the company.Oversee further development and implementation of an IT roadmap,including key prioritization and sequencing of key systems tosupport Voyager’s strategic goals.

Establish a strategic IT portfolio management process to informsequencing of projects, selection of platforms, budgeting andplanning, tracking and resolving issues, risks and dependenciesacross projects and programs, and inform executivecommunications/status reporting, resource management and staffingneeds

Provide cross functional leadership on technology and datainitiatives. Establish strong working relationships with seniorleaders and operations, in the capacity of a trusted advisor on ITmatters.

Define, implement and evolve a company-wide cybersecurityprogram that safeguards Voyager IP while not diminishingorganizational agility. Identify threats and vulnerabilities,implement preventive measures, and identify, report, and controlincidents.

Oversee and implement all IT policies, procedures and plans forsecurity, data center, desktops and infrastructure based onindustry-standard best practices.

Establish, implement and evolve the company’s strategy arounddisaster recovery and business continuity.

Lead company-wide efforts around data curation, governance,accessibility, and analytics.

Lead the development and maturation of a world class ITorganization. Recruit, develop and motivate a highly-skilled ITteam.

Maintain ongoing knowledge of industry and technology trends.Assess existing and new technologies in conjunction with the needsof the organization in order to evaluate, plan, and execute thenecessary changes to the technology landscape.

Support regulatory compliance including SOX, CFR Part 11, GDPR,and others as required. Establish and implement a validated systemapproach for GxP data.

Manage IT operations and ensure that IT services/performance aremonitored and measured to meet the highest levels of quality andperformance.

Manage all aspects of vendor relationships, including managedservice providers.

Develop and manage the IT budget within organizational spendingparameters.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or relatedfield, plus 10+ years of relevant experience working in IT withinBiotech/Bio Pharma/Medical Device industries. Preference to workingin an environment with validated solutions.

Experience implementing cloud based platforms and technologiesacross functional lines.

Experience developing, leading and successfully executing an ITvision and direction including developing long- and short-termstrategic IT plans, developing financial analyses and translatingbudgeted plans into tactical, actionable operationalinitiatives.

Experience in both large company with established ITinfrastructure and small, fast-paced, rapidly growing company wheresystems and processes need to be designed and implemented.

Ability to manage, coach and mentor high functioning ITteams.

Ability to maintain a deep understanding of key technologychanges in industry as it applies to the cloud andbiopharmaceuticals.

Strong project management skills; experience in organizing,planning and executing cross functional projects from visionthrough implementation, involving internal personnel, contractors,and vendors. Ability to analyze project needs and determineresources needed to meet objectives.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Experience supporting or managing an Information Security orCyber Security program (including WAN/LAN, DNS and otherinfrastructure as well as identity management andauthentication).

Experience with business process design/redesign.

Experience with evaluating, implementing and managing scientificdata management platforms.

Ability to adapt to increasing scope and complexity of workbrought on by growth/change. Aptitude to help others manage throughchange.

Executive presence and the ability to credibly engage withmanagement and the board of directors.

Are you legally authorized to work in the United States? *

-- Will you now or in the future require sponsorship foremployment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status)? *

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If you answered ‘Yes’ to the previous question, what is thespecific Visa and how long is your authorization to work? *

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